graduate thumb100 BDLive reports that the South African Union of Students (SAUS) has warned that more campus protests are on the cards as it called for salaries of senior public servants to be decreased.  

The union made this call during a presentation to the commission of inquiry into higher education fees, which sat for its first hearings on Wednesday.  The union’s president Avela Mjajubana said the state should rethink tender procurement processes and reduce salaries for senior state employees, including the President.  Wits University vice-chancellor Adam Habib said the state should look into redirecting black economic empowerment (BEE) funds to higher education.  Speaking on the sidelines of the inquiry, SAUS deputy secretary-general Fasiha Hassan commented:  “The need for free and quality education is an urgent one.  We cannot go back to our students with nothing.  And if that means that we do need to shut down, that we do need to again prove the power of students, we will do so."

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